Flagg receives NCCAA women’s soccer honor after season’s final week

OC goalkeeper Chelsie Flagg (in orange) leaves the field after a Senior Night win over Newman, escorted by Estefania Bermudez Delgado (14, left) and Areli Bermudez Delgado (4, right). Flagg was named as the NCCAA women's soccer defensive student-athlete of the week on Tuesday.
OC goalkeeper Chelsie Flagg (in orange) leaves the field after a Senior Night win over Newman, escorted by Estefania Bermudez Delgado (14, left) and Areli Bermudez Delgado (4, right). Flagg was named as the NCCAA women's soccer defensive student-athlete of the week on Tuesday.

OKLAHOMA CITY (Nov. 12, 2013) – Oklahoma Christian’s Chelsie Flagg ended her career with three of her best performances ever and was recognized Tuesday by the National Christian College Athletic Association for doing so.

The NCCAA named the senior from Highlands Ranch, Colo., as its women’s soccer defensive student-athlete of the week. Officially, Flagg was honored for her seven-save performance in goal in a 1-0 overtime loss at Heartland Conference heavyweight Lubbock Christian (Texas) last Monday.

Unofficially, Flagg received the award for a four-game stretch during which she recorded 290 consecutive scoreless minutes in the goal – the equivalent of more than three full games. Flagg spent much of her freshmen and sophomore seasons as OC’s starting goalkeeper, but before Oct. 19, she hadn’t played at the position again since moving to play in the midfield before the 2012 season.

After recording her first career shutout against Newman (Kan.) on Oct. 28, she followed up with another one against Texas-Permian Basin, only missing official credit for it so that OC's other goalkeeper had a chance to play the final six minutes. Then, against Lubbock Christian, Flagg extended her scoreless streak even further before LCU scored the game-winner in overtime.

Flagg is the second OC player to receive the NCCAA defensive award this season, joining senior defender Addie Ryan.